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Rolling hills and open spaces above the Stroud Valleys and Severn estuary

Minchinhampton Common is a large swathe of open grassland on the hill top and slopes of the Cotswold escarpment. It is a really important archaeological landscape, with prehistoric field systems, burial mounds and the remains of a defensive earthwork, known as The Bulwarks. In the summer the common is grazed by local commoners' cattle.

Rodborough Common lies just to the north of Minchinhampton Common and offers a dramatic panorama overlooking Stroud and the Severn Vale. It is renowned for its colourful array of wild flowers and butterflies, starting with the pasque flower in spring and a superb display of early purple orchids in May.

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Camping at the Ebworth Estate

Camping fun

Camping fun

The Ebworth Estate is about 20 minutes from Minchinhampton and Rodborough Commons and the rangers have created a pop-up camp site there for the very first time.

On the 20 and 21 June 2015 you can camp out under the stars in the Ebworth orchard and have access to the stunning estate and woodland for walks or bike rides. The cost of the pitch, dinner on Saturday evening, a guided evening wildlife walk with the rangers, bonfire and toasted marshmallows, a cooked breakfast on Sunday morning and outdoor activities will all be included in the ticket price. £30 for adults, £15 for children and under 3's go for free.

For more information please contact Jean Hume on 01452 814 213. Spaces are very limited and will book up quickly so make sure you get in touch soon.

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